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In addition to promoting the growth and development of the home furnishings industry through Showtime, the ITMA underscores its commitment to industry development with the ITMA Educational Foundation.

Current Activities include:

Cover Competition
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Industry Symposium “Fabric: From Concept to Consumer”
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Internship Opportunities
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Virginia Jackson Design Competition
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Savannah College of Art and Design
Lauryn Reiners, Fibers department, Fibers Major

Winner’s inspiration:

This pattern was inspired by the clean lines and geometric forms of modern architecture, specifically the ceiling of the Logroño High Speed Train station designed by architects Abalos+Sentkiewicz. My goal was to create a pattern that had depth and three-dimensionality even though it was designed for a flat surface. I also took inspiration from paper folding and origami techniques to study the interaction between light and form to create shadows. The original design was woven on a Jacquard loom, but I believe it would also be successful translated into a printed design.

Past Winners